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Definition of Toy


  1. A plaything for children; a bawble.
  2. A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle.
  3. A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion.
  4. Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.
  5. An old story; a silly tale.
  6. A headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch.
  7. To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.
  8. To treat foolishly.

Toy Quotations

Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Victor Hugo

The woman who thinks she can choose femininity, can toy with it like the social drinker toys with wine - well, she's asking for it, asking to be undone, devoured, asking to spend her life perpetrating a new fraud, manufacturing a new fake identity, only this time it's her equality that's fake.
Rachel Cusk

If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he'll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.
Jamie Zawinski

Music was like my first real toy. I was an only child for a while, and I was alone a lot of the time - and I liked it. I still like being alone.
Jeff Buckley

Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested - for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day.
Emma Goldman
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Toy Translations

toy in Dutch is speelbal, stuk speelgoed, speeltuig
toy in French is joujou, jouet
toy in German is Spielzeug
toy in Portuguese is brinquedo
toy in Spanish is juguete, trebejo
toy in Swedish is leksak
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